Pro Kabaddi League 2018, U Mumba vs Gujarat Fortunegiants, Highlights: As It Happened
Catch all the highlights of the Pro Kabaddi League 2018 match between U Mumba and Gujarat Fortunegiants.
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U Mumba take on Gujarat Fortunegiants in the second match of the night at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium in Mumbai. The hosts will look for a crucial win in front of their home support in this blockbuster clash. U Mumba are currently at the top of the Zone A table, having won seven out of nine matches played. As for Gujarat, they are at the third spot after winning five out of seven match thus far.
Gujarat Fortunegiants hold their nerves in the end and they record a two-point win to keep their unbeaten run going in Zone A. As for U Mumba, they will feel that they threw the match right at the end after some stunning plays right through the course of the match.
Gujarat keep their lead intact
Rohit Baliyan is taken down and Gujarat extend their lead. After Mahendra Rajput’s empty raid, Darshan Kadian is taken down and Gujarat lead 36-30 with just two minutes left in the match.
Rajput strikes, Mumbai all-out
A stunning piece of play from Mahendra Rajput as he evades five defenders and effects an all-out. In total he wins seven points in one raid and Gujarat have taken a 34-30 lead in the match in a blink of an eye.
Gujarat trying to stage a comeback
Rohit Baliyan is taken down by Gujarat defenders and Prapanjan wins a raid point to cut Mumbai’s lead. Slowly and steadily they are making heir way back into the match. Prapanjan’s good run is ended after he is felled by the Mumbai defenders. Mumbai lead 30-26.
Mumbai consolidate their position
Siddharth Desai is taken down by the Gujarat defenders but Mumbai hit back by getting rid of Gujarat’s star raider Sachin. Prapanjan raids successfully to add to Gujarat’s score. Rohit Baliyan adds to Mumbai lead by winning a bonus point. Mumbai lead 28-24.
Gujarat are all-out
Mumbai have taken full control of the match now as they effect an all-out by getting rid of Sunil Kumar.Dong Lee is also taken down and Mumbai now lead 25-21. Mumbai defenders have turned the match on it’s head.
Mumbai hit back again
Super tackle on Rohit Baliyan and Gujarat increase their lead. Siddharth Desai wins a raid point for Mumbai. Prapanjan is taken down by the Mumbai defenders emphatically. Dashan Kadian makes the scores level as he wins a raid point for Mumbai . Teams locked at 2-2
Second half begins
Siddharth Desai starts off with a two-point raid to fight back for Mumbai. Dong Lee then is taken down by Fazal as Mumbai make it only a one-point game. Sachin is taken down but not before he wins a bonus point for Gujarat who now lead 19-18.
Mumbai’s Abhishek Singh wins a raid point to get Mumbai back on track. Dong Lee comes up with an empty raid for Gujarat while Siddharth Desai wins a point in his raid for Mumbai. But Sachin hits back for Gujarat and wins a raid point as well as a bonus point open up a substantial gap once again. Gujarat lead 18-14 at the break.
Gujarat hit back spectacularly
Just when Mumbai were starting to take control of the match, Dong Lee has changed the course of the match as he wins four points during his raid. Siddharth Desai is taken down and Gujarat lead 16-12 with three minutes to go into the first half.
Mumbai take the lead
Rohit Baliyan wins raid point for Mumbai to take team into the lead. After Dong Lee’s empty raid Baliyan wins two raid points to extend Mumbai’s lead. Abhishek Singh is taken down by the Gujarat defenders but Mumbai lead 11-9
Teams going toe to toe
Gujarat surget ahead after their defenders bring down Abhishek Singh and Rohit Gulia wins a raid point for them. Desai wins a raid point for Mumbai but Sachin wins a raid point as well as a bonus point to keep Gujarat ahead. Mumbai level proceedings at 7-7 after super tackle on Sachin.
Good start by both sets of defenders
Mumbai’s Rohit Gulia wins a bonus point but is taken down by the defenders after that. Dong Lee is also taken down by Mumbai defenders and they win back to back tackle points. Siddharth Desai wins a raid point for Mumbai but Gujarat’s Sachin hits back with a raid point of his won. Teams locked at 3-3.
U Mumba have won the toss and they have opted for the right hand side of the court which means that Gujarat will start the proceedings. Sachin starts off win a bonus point to open Gujarat’s account.
Match about to begin
The players are now making their way into the middle and the match is about to get underway. U Mumba will look to consolidate their position at the top of the Zone while as for Gujarat they need a win to close the gap on the table-toppers.
Hello and welcome
A very warm welcome to the live blog of the Zone A match between U Mumba and Gujarat Fortunegiants. The two teams will clash in the home town of U Mumba at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium. It is the clash of the table-toppers as Mumbai are at the top spot in their Zone while Gujarat are placed at number 3.